This webinar is hosted by Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU).
Trauma informed care: Nervous system regulation for problem gambling
People with problem gambling concerns often have a history of trauma. A trauma-informed approach to care recognizes the role of the nervous system in regulating stress. In this session, the presenters will overview the connection between gambling and mental health/addiction behaviours and stress physiology. This experiential session will also provide participants with an opportunity to practice and discuss practical strategies to support clients.
Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022
Time: 12 - 1 p.m. EDT
This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
- Recognize the connection between trauma and nervous system health.
- Discuss interventions related to stress physiology.
- Practice strategies to support clients .
Farah Jindani, PhD, MSW is Academic Program Coordinator and Professor in the Bachelor of Community Mental Health and Mental Health Intervention programs at Seneca College. She has worked as a clinician in the gambling, addictions/mental health field for over 15 years. Farah teaches and facilitates trauma-informed training for clinicians and service providers in various organizational and community-based settings. Farah has conducted extensive research in the area of mind-body interventions, gambling, and mental health. Her research and teaching interests include wellness-based mental health, areas of collaborative knowledge exchange, innovative curriculum development, trauma-informed interventions, mind-body interventions, and positive psychology. She is also a certified yoga teacher.
Martez Schembri-Diskey has over 28 years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist, Integrative Craniosacral Therapist, Massage Therapy Professor, Solution Focused Counsellor, Spiritual Director, Trauma Care Educator and Author of "From Stress to Bliss, Journey From Post-Traumatic Stress to Post-Traumatic Growth” based on her personal and professional experience with trauma. Martez facilitates organizational trainings for Healthcare Professionals on Stress, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout & Self-Care for Helping Professionals, Heal the Healers Self-Care Series and currently Trauma Recovery & Integrative Care Education.